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Chowder Pot IV

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165 Brainard Rd, Hartford, CT 06114-2102
(860) 244-3311
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Manassas, VA
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Service was good, food was great! Walking distance from hotel made it perfect :-) Highly recommend to anyone who enjoys good seafood!

Thank Wlakegirl
Rocky Hill, Connecticut
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was always our families "Go to place" for Birthdays, Anniversaries or just a nice dinner out. It is not what it used to be. Now you get mediocre food with high prices. It is sad when a place you used to love goes down hill. They have been on a steady decline for a few years now. There have... More 

Thank jg8219
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141 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always wanted to try one of these and finally got the chance on the drive from Boston to southern CT. Wasn't expecting much based on the look. Entering it seems like something you wild find if you were in the movie Vacation on a road trip or eat something like the Old 96er. The decor is very 1970's Regale Beagle... More 

Thank Gma0917
manchester nh
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274 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had read the reviews while sitting in the parking lot. All said food was great and I agree. Some said poor service but i took a chance. The restaurant had a wait so i ate in the bar area, Service was excellent. I will beback

Thank sctredsoxone
Melbourne, Australia
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staying at the Best Western next door, we chose to have dinner here. Our server was helpful, the drinks were great, but our meals (stuffed sole and stuffed shrimps) were disappointing. The chowder, however, and the salad were delicious. A bit hit and miss.

Thank La_tiburona
Hartford, Connecticut
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Local folks love this seafood restaurant, it is often packed and you need reservations. We find it to be very good for the price, but not excellent.

Thank Pam P
Fort Worth, Texas
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First visit to this ct seafood eatery. Place needs a upgrade. Food was ok. Very pricey. Portions were good size. I would not go back.

Thank markarawson
South Windsor, Connecticut
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Love to go here for the seafood! The food is great, service is good, and the atmosphere is nice. Some of the best seafood in the Hartford area.

Thank TravelinAunt
Hartford, Connecticut
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Overly priced for the portions if you are getting anything other than fried platters. Broiled scallops were delicious but they were bay scallops and not sea scallops...any one who is a seafood lover knows the difference.

Thank tloren68
Haworth, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

The atmosphere is great, the food is nice and the price is reasonable. But they forgot one of the starters in our group of 3. It wasn't busy and the server should have noticed when they delivered the starters....we were left wondering and eventually asked. The third starter arrived a few minutes later but there was no explanation, no apology,... More 

Thank Shaun B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 165 Brainard Rd, Hartford, CT 06114-2102
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Hartford
  • Phone Number: (860) 244-3311

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?